Parliamentary commission faults CBC training of teachers
A Parliamentary Committee has said that the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) training of teachers lack aspects of coordination.
A report by National Assembly Budget and Appropriation Committee has sited the lack of coordination between Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Ministry of Education in carrying out the CBC training.
“This uncoordinated approach may create unnecessary conflict and also send mixed signals in terms of Government collective support of the transition to the new curriculum,” committee said.
A total of 60,000 teachers were picked by TSC for the training of CBC and Competency Based Assessment (CBA) for Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) immediately after completion of marking of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.
According to Dr. Macharia, teachers were trained in specific learning areas in Languages, Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Technical subjects.
“The training will adopt a phased (cascade) model of training that will start at the national level to the county and sub county levels,” said Dr. Macharia.
The training took place as from April 25 to May 13.